Hi and welcome to the GERD forum.
Did ur Dr give u a list of foods to avoid and tips for modifying ur lifestyle?
With these symptoms u can not just take meds and expect to feel better....it takes eating healthy and exercise...avoiding those things that can trigger a flare...certain foods and bevs, smoking...stress, weight gain or loss can also trigger a flare.
Did u have an endoscopy or a PH test?
Not everyone with GERD has heartburn....there is one type that is known as Silent reflux...or Laryngopharyngeal Reflux - symptoms are :
Continual throat clearing
Chronic throat irritation
Excessive phlegm the throat
Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
Constant sensation of something in the throat
Swallowed food comes back up
Post nasal drainage
Blockage of the breathing passage
Spasm of the larynx (voice box)
Heartburn may or may not be present.
You mentioned you are fine to have an Endoscopy, good for you, I suggest you have it done as it will give visual clues as to the cause of your discomfort, and it is the 'gold standard' procedure. It might open other boxes, meaning you might have to have additional tests, but it will zero in on possible problems. That will save you discomfort time, money for drugs and nostrums.
Keep us informed.
I have had reflux for almost 22 years. I rarely have had heartburn--I got pain in my chest that went clear through to my back, all the way up to my neck and sometimes it even made my teeth hurt. I rarely get pain now, but I sometimes have trouble with food getting stuck, which is really painful!!!! I have had to have my esophagus dilated 4 times, 3 times I have developed shazky's rings.
The medication will only take away the burning and maybe the feeling of something being caught in your throat---you will continue to have the food from your stomach relux back up, and the burping and such, even while on medication. I can't even lean over to make my bed without feeling stuff come up if I have eaten or drunk anything recently.
I have a hiatal hernia, I also have a condition called eosinophilic esophagitis---doc thinks it is secondary to having reflux for so long---and I fought taking the meds.
I am hoping to have surgery to stop my reflux. My youngest daughter was born with a hiatal hernia and had surgery to repair it when she was not quite 10 months old.
I would definitely have a scope done.
I have exactly the same problem for the last 4-5 years... seems like this is the first thing online I have found that perfectly describes the symptoms I am experiencing.
Please let me know your treatment went and any other advice.
This happened to me exactly about 3 years ago, when I turned 25. Turned out to be all food allergies and sensitivities. I cut dairy, meat, gluten, tomatoes, pineapples, coconut and most packaged food and it's completely cured me.
Get tested for food allergies, but also start eliminating things from your diet to see if it helps. Good luck, love.
Wow this is really good to know because i have been suffering with the same thing.. I never thought ot could be food allergies but it does make perfect sense, because I have noticed certain foods I cant eat anymore.. But, I asked my doctors before to give me a test to check for food allergies, and they informed me that I dont have allergies, so please tell me the name of the test that check for food allergies, I just want to get to the bottom of this, I donot like feeling this way, Thank You